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7.22.2010

Media Days: VANDERBILT



VANDERBILT
The coach is Robbie Caldwell.

  • "It was bittersweet when Coach Johnson retired. I'm just so tickled for him ... he has his health."

  • On Johnson's resignation: "None of us had any idea."

  • His family only heard that Johnson had retired; not that Caldwell had been named interim coach. "You can imagine how they all settled down (once his family learned the full story). We finally got to celebrate the situation."

  • On him being an interim guy: "People make more of that than they should. If it's two days or 20 years, I can say: Hey, I was a head coach!"

  • His lifetime goal (as a youngster) was to be a high-school head coach. ``I never dreamed of (being a college) coach until a few years ago. This is the greatest thrill of my life -- other than my child being born."

  • On if this is a fair situation: "Absolutely it's a fair situation. All they've told me is that they're behind me 100 percent. All I know how to do is work. I'm in place and ready to go."

  • On if he's been congratulated by fellow coaches: "Naw. They don't know me. They have no idea who I am. Coach Spurrier does; we have a little bit of a relationship."

  • "I go from lining the field to head coach in the SEC. I still walk in places and they don't know me. Last night, I held the door open for people and they gave me a tip."

  • On if he'll continue Johnson's no-profanity rule: ``I'm no angel."

  • "I know y'all can't tell it, but I have an education."

  • "I can't be the positional coach and be the emotional, hootin-and-hollerin' (guy) and be the head coach. I need to be even-keeled. I can do that."

  • On growing up in Pageland, S.C.: "You had to like watermelon. It was the watermelon capital of the world, or so we proclaimed, and you had to like huntin' and fishin', frog giggin', I was scared of girls ... and you had to play sports."

  • His first job at the turkey farm?: "I was on the inseminatin' crew."

  • On Rajaan Bennett, the top recruit who was killed in his home earlier this year: "I hate that the world is not going to know Rajaan Bennett. It was a tremendous tragedy."

  • "We feel pretty good about where we're headed."

  • "I'm a country boy; I enjoy my roots. I'm not an angel. I wish I could say that, but I have my faults. Just ask my wife. I've been preparing for this day. I wasn't consumed by being a head coach, but I listened and watched."

  • "Y'all are human just like me. I don't think any of y'all are from outer space."

  • He said domestic turkeys are so dumb that farmers have to use sprinklers during the summer to keep the turkeys from smothering each other. "I guess that's why I work so well with them."

  • On the cultural shock when he first arrived in Nashville: "It was a big adjustment for Vanderbilt! I brought a little flavor."

52 Comments:

Blogger chip chip said...

substanial enough?

11:02 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

my spelling is not.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

yep

11:02 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

top 3 finish on this internet connection? yep, i'll take it.

11:03 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i'm obviously not vandy material. see ya'll later.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

JGT - did the room just empty out?

11:04 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

THT, you need to get an iPad 3G and give the feds the finger.

11:06 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

is there any truth to the rumor that a pimp/agent paid for several Vandy players' transportation to attend a friends of the library meeting?

11:07 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Chip, nice link on Gus.(previous thread)

11:08 AM  
Blogger Norm said...

THT shoots and scores!

11:08 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

That comment just landed you on a watch-list Nova.

11:08 AM  
Blogger War Eagle Girl said...

sorry I am going to miss all the special Vandy presenttion....off to the doctor.......check back in for the afternoon session.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

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11:09 AM  
Blogger Eddie said...

What Bobby Johnson did was lame. To quit on your team right before the season is ridiculous.

11:10 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

I have friends that work for a nameless gov agency that has the same rules. Fortunately, mine doesn't. I just wasn't allowed to post from their network so I'm bypassing it.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

you're probably right, ehyou.

Speaking of which.. time to delete

11:12 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

So which SEC team will get a letter from the NCAA next?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

this fellow sounds pretty funny. Was the tip from Meyer?

11:17 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Lunch is free time ehyou and I'm not violating any rules on my own time and machine. That was a large part of my decision to get a 3G instead of just a wifi.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

To THT's question from the last thread on the upcoming AU victory in the Iron Bowl: All Mcelroy said is he hopes it won't be so close this year. Maybe he expects to be beaten badly?

11:19 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Who knew outboard motors could be so funny? (audio is essential)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Eddie, regarding the Johnson departure, there was a comment made this morning on local ATL radio by an ESPN commentator (believe it was Pat Forde?) that made a lot of sense. His take was Johnson quit to protect the jobs of his asst coaches. Had he quit earlier, a new coach would have come in and his guys would be gone. Probably wouldn't really matter who is coaching as they are going to stink regardless.

11:26 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

he inseminated turkeys?

I'll keep my job, thank you.

11:33 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

And now he's the coach of Vanderbilt.

There's a joke somewhere in there.

11:35 AM  
Blogger E-Bro said...

Seems like a cool dude, though.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

This guy is a TRIP.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

I consider Meyer's -- quit, wait, no I don't -- much more lame than a guy waking up one morning and deciding he can't do this anymore.

I don't suspect it will affect Vandy's bottom line much this season. If he did it to protect the staff, that's Tubervillian loyalty, which can be fraught with danger.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Tar Heel Tiger said...

"I don't think any of y'all are from outer space."

Not even the creature with the KFC bucket on his head?

11:36 AM  
Blogger WarEagleRK said...

We now live in a time when Auburn vs Ark State is a televised game.

11:37 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Maybe he needs to coach VaTech (used to be known as the fighting gobblers).

11:37 AM  
Blogger Scott Chocolate said...

Y'all have been busy since yesterday afternoon!

New Vandy coach is entertaining.

11:39 AM  
Blogger NoVaTiger said...

Lunch time is over so I'll catch y'all when I get a few minutes free.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Wakeriderof87 said...

I think I like this guy.

11:39 AM  
Blogger chip chip said...

i've been listening to him on tv in the other room. turns out, i am vandy material. nominated for most fun coach so far. spurrier has some work to do to catch up with this dude for most entertaining.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Ephemeral said...

I like him, too, but he may be too funny to be a head coach. Maybe he's the first of a new breed.

11:47 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

He's not too funny to be a head coach. He's too funny to be a successful head coach. So he's fine for Vandy.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Robbie Caldwell sounds like my kind of guy. I hope he sticks around long enough for us to really get to know him.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Seanzie said...

Did everyone see the The Pimp Hand?

11:52 AM  
Blogger digger4au said...

Did anyone else notice how many Dawgs jumped on this wagon in the last few minutes. We are over run by mad dawgs looking for a bone.

11:55 AM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

What is this about them outlawing wedgies? That is a shame. Wedgies have a long and storied history in college football.

Caldwell seems like a really cool guy, but I don't think he will be thankful for what he is about to receive.

11:59 AM  
Blogger ehyou said...

Huddy taking the mound. Time to win another series.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Brother Jet said...

If anyone understands why the wedge needs go, just recall Brandon Jacobs v. Unknown Vandy Wedge Participant.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Jay G. Tate said...

Spurrier hams it up for print media, though. He grew up in that era.

12:08 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

GO TIMMY GO!

12:11 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

What's up my Pimps?

12:11 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

just runnin' tricks yo.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Suntiger said...

Robbie Caldwell is the first coach I've seen in 8 years of attending SEC Media Days to get applause from the writers. He's special!

12:16 PM  
Blogger CH=B=Nidiots said...

Enough blogging Scottie I need some more money.

Jet, I remember that game that Jacobs made the entire wedge disappear. One guy was out for the count.

12:17 PM  
Blogger scottie burns said...

uh, but.... yessir.

12:23 PM  
Blogger SteveFC said...

Auburn lands its 11th commitment, CB Devin Gaulden from Fort Lauderdale.

12:23 PM  
Blogger Baldy said...

Brandon Jacobs versus the wedgie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZX1kFrmcxg&feature=PlayList&p=E23C7CD3292A8D8C&playnext=1&index=28

1:04 PM  
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2:42 PM  

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